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Oliver! and the plight of modern homelessness

The musical Oliver! is one of the staples of holiday entertainment - a hungry orphan asks for more and ends up with a home and a family.

In a new production opening at Arena Stage in Washington this week, the happy ending is still there. But there's also a bleak message about child exploitation and homelessness.

As Jane O'Brien finds out, things haven't improved much since the original novel by Charles Dickens first appeared in 1837.

Filmed by Allan McGreevey. Edited by Bill McKenna

  • 06 Dec 2015
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